Welcome to the online supplementary materials for the thesis The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu by Mark Dingemanse.

For a quick introduction to ideophones and iconicity, check out these overview articles: (1) Advances in the cross-linguistic study of ideophones (2012) and (2) Redrawing the margins of language: lessons from research on ideophones (2018).

Pick a chapter from the navigation bar above to locate supplementary materials, or use the search bar to locate audio or video for specific examples from the thesis. You can also navigate by part:

  1. Ideophones (chapters 2-3)
  2. Siwu (chapters 4-6)
  3. Meaning (chapters 7-10)
  4. Use (chapters 11-14)
  1. Dingemanse, Mark. 2011. The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu. PhD dissertation, Radboud University Nijmegen.

Er is ook een samenvatting in het Nederlands beschikbaar.

Promoted cum laude* 24-oct-2011, Radboud University Nijmegen.

Prof. Dr. Stephen C. Levinson

Prof. Dr. Gunter Senft (Universität zu Köln)
Dr. Felix Ameka (Leiden University)

Manuscript committee
Prof. Dr. Pieter Muysken
Prof. Dr. Tom Güldemann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Dr. Sotaro Kita (University of Birmingham)

Further members of the opposition committee
Prof. Dr. Anne Storch (Universität zu Köln)
Prof. Arie Verhagen (Leiden University)
Dr. Azeb Amha (Leiden University)
Dr. Christian Rapold (Leiden University)

* In the Netherlands, cum laude is the highest possible distinction, awarded only to a selection of dissertations considered to be in the top 5% in a field.